Through these Data Explorations, you will explore primary production in greater detail. Primary production is the rate at which organisms store energy through the formation of organic matter (carbon-based compounds), using energy derived from solar radiation during photosynthesis or from chemical reactions during chemosynthesis.
Think and reflect on your knowledge about primary production
Explore different kinds of variables that are collected to measure primary production
Explore chlorophyll-a concentrations throughout a year
Explore chlorophyll-a concentrations throughout the globe
Explore chlorophyll-a concentration data from temperate zones of the ocean
Explore chlorophyll-a concentration data from locations near the polar zones of the ocean
Explore chlorophyll-a concentrations from inshore and offshore locations
If you are a professor and are interested in more information about ways to utilize these Data Explorations, check out the Instructor's Guide for these activities.
If you're interested in the original version of these activities, please check out the old version.